Young people are facing significant delays in bowel cancer diagnosis, according to a major new study. Bowel Cancer UK says the findings highlight 'shocking' variations in treatment and care.
It comes as the family of a Barnsley woman who died from bowel cancer in her mid-thirties are calling for more to be done to highlight the disease:
The sister of a woman from Barnsley who died from Bowel Cancer earlier this year has called for more to be done to raise awareness.
Katie Pearson was diagnosed at 31 and died at the age of 35 in March. Her sister Joanne says delays in people being diagnosed is a concern:
An investigation is underway after a 13-year-old girl was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Barnsley.
It happened around 8.30pm yesterday in the Old Doncaster Road underpass near to Alhambra roundabout.
Police bellieve the teenager was followed into the tunnel where the assault took place.
The suspected is described as having a foreign accent, brown skin, around 30-years-old, 5ft 5ins, of slim build, wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with red stripes and blue gloves.
He had dark blonde hair, a short cut greyish/black beard, sideburns and a goatee from his under lip to his chin. The offender is described as having a large nose.
This is an extremely serious assault. We are doing everything we can to catch the offender and the victim has been supported by specially-trained officers following her ordeal.
We would like to reassure the public that a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up by a dedicated team and I urge anyone with information that may lead to the identification of the offender to get in touch."
A memorial service has been held today for Lord Mason of Barnsley - the man who went from teenage miner to cabinet minister. Roy Mason, as he was more widely known, was the town's MP for more than thirty years and served under two Labour Prime Ministers. He was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at the height of the troubles in the 1970's. But despite his rise to prominence in public life he never forgot his humble South Yorkshire roots. Chris Kiddey reports
A special memorial service will be held today to celebrate the life of former Barnsley MP Roy Mason.
The veteran Labour MP represented his home town for 30 years at Westminster and was also appointed Northern Ireland Secretary in the 70s.
He was created a life peer in 1987 and died in April this year after a long illness.
A teenager from South Yorkshire has been injured in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash. It's believed Joe Pugh, who is from Barnsley, was hurt when two carriages on the Smiler ride crashed at the park in Staffordshire. 16 people in total were injured, four seriously. The Health and Safety Executive are investigating and the park remains closed.
This week is national volunteers week, celebrating the work of unsung heroes in our communities.
One of them, Ernie Oliver from Cudworth near Barnsley, is living proof that age is no barrier when it comes to helping out in your community.
Martin Fisher went to meet him:
A teenager from Barnsley has been reported missing.
Police say Zac Wardle hasn't been seen since 28 May.
A man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a petrol station in Barnsley.
It happened at Carlton Garage, on Carlton Road, around 1.50am on Saturday May 30.
Marlon Kelemen, 19, of St Helen's Avenue, Barnsley has been charged with robbry. He is due to appear before magistrates in the town today.